There is always something about going on the open road or treading off the beaten path that many will find appealing. But with so much driving you can enjoy, what matters most is that you have the right vehicle for the job.
Very quickly many would look towards sport utility vehicles. They make the most sense: spacious, tall, and practical. But while there are many in the market, there is one that aims a bit higher when it comes to safety, ground clearance, comfort, features, and even pricing. That is the Isuzu mu-X.
What gives the Isuzu mu-X the edge, then? Let us count the reasons that make it a versatile vehicle for a fun road trip with friends and family.
Capability runs deep
You’ll need something high enough off the ground to avoid unsettling bumps and scrapes, or worse, floodwaters. With the mu-X’s impressive ground clearance, no pothole is deep enough to so easily hamper your trips. And you've got up to 800mm of proven water wading capability engineered. Add to those the mu-X’s improved rigid frame and you have yourself a capable SUV in any condition. But that’s not all that the mu-X has to offer for you and your drive.
The comfort to lead
A road trip or a trail run calls for comfort. As a driver, you can get the perfect driving and seating position with Isuzu’s eight-way Power Adjust driver seat and 4-way adjustment for the front passenger. Partnered with good cushioning and support, driver and passengers alike are in for a comfortable ride - no backaches here.
But, what are comfy seats if you have a bumpy or wallowing ride? You’ll have neither in the mu-X. Its suspension was tuned to provide an easy, comfortable ride for all of the passengers up front, in the middle, and even in the third row.
The luxury of space
The more, the merrier, as that famous quote says. An SUV was meant more than ferrying cargo, and it has evolved into quite a versatile family car as well. With the Isuzu mu-X, you get space enough for 7 members of your family. With lumbar support provided for the driver, and with the reworked design of the mu-X, the 2nd row has more legroom, and with the 3rd row now with better knee and headroom compared to before, everyone’s sure to ride in a whole lot of space.
Should you have fewer people but more requirements for cargo space, you can easily stow the 3rd-row seats and fold the middle row flat. The mu-X also has a hidden compartment behind the third row, and that proves useful against prying eyes. Space and safety combined are always a plus!
Entertainment and convenience for all
Road trips are meant for family and friends, and what better way to keep both the younger and older ones busy than with a good source of entertainment?
The Isuzu mu-X comes prepared, and with its 10.1-inch infotainment system, you can easily control in-car entertainment with your phone while connected via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. No more problems with keeping the kids busy, especially on long drives. Plus, with 6-8 speakers spread across the cabin, you’re sure to get an immersive audio experience.
And if you find that your gadgets need some juice, the mu-X comes with an abundance of USB ports and even a 220-volt outlet in the LS-E variant. These make sure that you have all the power you need for your road trips.
Safety made standard and easy
With Isuzu’s new Advanced Driver Assist System, or ADAS, you get an incredible edge when it comes to safety inside and even outside of city limits. Worried if you’ll fit in that parking slot? The mu-X’s sensors and rearview camera have you covered. Are you wondering if you’re ready for anything the open roads may bring? Anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, hill start assist, and hill descent control have you covered in any situation and condition. And speaking of safety, the top-of-the-line LS-E gives you a cocoon of safety with 7 airbags for everyone in the cabin.
Isuzu’s ADAS -along with its newer, stronger, reinforced chassis – makes sure you are clear of obstacles and that you and your passengers are well-protected for a safe and worry-free driving experience.
Off-road like you're on-road
Sometimes, you may find yourself off the beaten path to get to where you’re going, but you can rest assured that the mu-X can answer your whim on the fly – literally. With but a twist of a knob, the mu-X can go from a docile road cruiser to a serious off-roader as quickly as road conditions change. With an entire suite of driving assist technologies, you can traverse any mu-X safely and with ease with the mu-X.
Power on tap
With great size comes a need for great power, and the mu-X does not fall short at all. Whether you intend to use the mu-X purely for people, or for bringing a lot of baggage and cargo, it has more than enough power to get moving, and quick. If its highway bursts or precise rock-crawling power that you’re after, the mu-X has more than enough to get you going and keep you moving towards your destination.
Let’s face it: road trips aren’t exactly the most economical means to unwind. But what if you get a vehicle that is priced so competitively and at the same time leaves you more spare change to enjoy and spend more on what matters with your family? With the Isuzu mu-X, you get a slew of features and technology starting at only PhP 1.590M. Isuzu prides itself on offering more than how they price, and with the mu-X, you get a lot more than your money’s worth.
Going out and enjoying your car is one of the best things anyone can do. For long road trips and even with the unexpected turns into roads less traveled, all that matters is that you are confident enough behind the wheel of an SUV that can bring you through all conditions and to your destination, with all the best comfort and safety features that your money can buy.
If those are things that truly matter to you, then the Isuzu mu-X is definitely right up your alley